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Director Witt Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on FY2000 Budget Request

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Release date: 
March 4, 1999
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA Director James Lee Witt visited the Senate side of Capitol Hill this morning to discuss the agency's the FY2000 budget request. He appeared before the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

"What I am placing before you today is not a disaster budget, but a prevention budget," Witt said. "The three pillars upon which we are building are the lessons that: prevention works; that we can work even smarter and more efficiently; and that communities need to be empowered to take personal responsibility."

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